Discover the Canaries: Worlds of Culture and Peerless Natural Diversity
With an endless list of attractions to discover, you’re certain to be seduced by
these awe-inspiring jewels. You could be swimming in crystal-clear waters one minute
and indulging in fine dining at a mountain-top restaurant the next. From romantic
moments of intimacy to family friendly adven-tures, our Canary island cruises will
transport you to that special place you’ve been dreaming of for so long. And lest
we forget the islands’ enviable duty-free status, which gives you the perfect excuse
to shop until you drop.
But it’s the Canary Islands’ rich and diverse culture that really makes this part
of the world such a charming destination to cruise. Whether exploring flavours of
classic and contemporary Canary Is-land cuisine or exploring the white-washed villages
and mythical pyramids, the cruising the Canary Islands really does offer a once-in-a-lifetime
Lose Yourself in Paradise
The islands might be close to each other geographically, but each one offers a distinctly
dynamic and unique set of experiences. From feats of natural wonder to five star
luxury living, you can experience it all here in the Canary Islands.
Read on to discover the enchanting islands you have to look forward to on your lavish
grand tour of the Canary Islands.
Discover Gran Canaria
Discover Gran Canaria - A Truly Dynamic Destination
With its multiple micro climates and dramatic landscapes, Gran Canaria is one of
the most dynamic and fascinating destinations in the world. It’s the most populous
of the Canary Islands and squeezes in a sublime amount of natural and cultural gems.
Stroll along white-sand beaches or hike through tropical ravines. Ride a camel through
the dunes of Maspalomas, which feel more like the Sahara than Spain, or take a boat
trip and interact with dolphins and whales as they try to impress you with elegant
pirouettes and aqua-aerobatics. Or why not get lost in ancient whitewashed villages
that perch elegantly on rugged mountains.
If you feel like getting wet, it really doesn’t get much better than Puerto Rico,
which is Gran Canaria’s most popular beachside resort. From kitesurfing to sailing,
snorkelling to jet-skiing, you can do it all to your heart’s content here, in Gran
The island’s historic capital city, Las Palmas, offers world-class shopping and
dining opportunities. Wander through the old town and the handsome Veguetta district
before picking out a restaurant terrace where you can dine on classic Mediterranean
and contemporary European cuisine under a bright, star-lit sky.
Discover Lanzarote - A Geographical Wonder
With the dramatic peaks of over 300 volcanoes, martian-like craters and oozing lava
gorges, Lanzarote is a geographical masterpiece that has to be seen to be believed.
Its landscape is unlike anything else on earth and can only be described as being
“out of this world”. Needless to say, your holiday photos will be quite the conversation
Make the most of the island’s endless days of sunshine at one of the many stretches
of golden sands. If you’re feeling adventurous, take to the water, which is extraordinarily
clear and perfect for close-up views of vibrant coral reefs, eels, rays and grouper
fish. And with deep water canyons and the famous Tunnel of Atlantis - the world’s
longest volcanic lava tube - even the underwater terrain is a dazzling sight to
Back on land you can ride like a king on a camel through the magnificent TImanfava
National Park, or watch water turn to steam as it makes contact with simmering volcanic
craters. For culture vultures, Lanzarote offers a whole world of exciting discoveries.
Take a wine tasting tour through the volcanic valley vineyards, where you’ll discover
the vibrant flavours of Malvasia and Moscatel wines and rustic tapas treats at remote
restaurants. Lanzarote will surprise and delight you at every turn.
Discover Tenerife - A Utopia of Entertainment and Cultural Delights
As the largest and most progressive island in the Canaries, Tenerife offers a spectacular
variety of natural beauty, cultural curiosities, luxury shopping and endless entertainment.
Divided almost perfectly in half, the lush green northern half of the island is
home to the snowcapped Mount Teide, which is Spain’s highest mountain, and the sunny
south is home to the sandy resorts of Playa de las Americas, Los Cristanos and Costa
Whether you want to indulge in seafood feasts at one of the many waterfront restaurants
or go tapas tasting in the 17th century town of La Orotova, Tenerife’s divine cuisine
will transport you out of this world.
For a dose of cultural surrealism, take a tour through the peculiar Pyramids of
Güímar in the Chacona area, and discover the six curious pyramid structures that
were constructed from lava stone in the 19th century AD.
If watersports and beach activities are your thing, you’ll be in your element on
Tenerife’s golden beaches, where the eternally warm waters and mild African winds
provide ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Or you could just take
it easy on the beach, with a good book and a sumptuous cocktail.
Discover Fuerteventura - A Sun-Worshipper’s Paradise
For life-enriching experiences you’ll remember for a life time, the sandy and beautiful
landscape of Fuertaventura is an essential port of call. Lounge with a loved one
at a laid-back beach bar and feel the warmth of the ocean breeze wash over you.
Explore the local markets of Corralejo, a romantic little fishing village where
the seafood is delectably fresh and cooked to consummate perfection.
If you’re feeling adventurous, take a boat trip along the colourful coast and explore
the secluded coves where pirates used to hideout before rowing across the island’s
glowing sapphire lagoons. Fuertaventura’s beaches are expansive and largely untouched,
with the glittering golden sands of Costa Calmas’s Playa Barca attracting the biggest
crowds of sun-worshippers.
The water here is blissfully warm and perfect for watersports: kitesurfing, surfing,
windsurfing and sailing are all available here in abundance. And of course, you
will also have the piercing volcanic peaks to explore, easily accessible at the
stunning Parque Natural de Betancuria.
Families and children are most welcomed on the island of Fuertaventura, with thrilling
attractions such as Baku Waterpark and Oasis Park (a fascinating and action-packed
zoo) to explore, your energy is your only limit.
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The Best Time to Cruise the Canary Islands
Weather in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands boast long days of golden sunshine and unbeatable temperatures
all year round. This blessed climate makes it perfect for cruising at any time of
year, especially if you feel like escaping the harsh British winter. Book today
and give yourself something truly special to look forward to.
Cultural Events in the Canary Islands
In February, the Canary Islands light up with pulsating parades and colourful carnivals.
Watch the fiestas unfold from a lively restaurant terrace in Santa Cruz, Tenerife’s
buzzing capital city, or dance the night away during the celebrations of Semana
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